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Hard Work Pays: Ali

So it was not only a saying after all but it’s true that hard work does pay dividends, says Wahab Ali. Mr Ali was awarded with the Overall winner prize
07 Dec 2014 09:48
Hard Work Pays: Ali
From left; Sarnesh Deo, Roselyn Naidu, vice-chancellor Richard Coll, and Professor ABM Shawkat Ali at Fiji Beach Resort last Friday. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

So it was not only a saying after all but it’s true that hard work does pay dividends, says Wahab Ali.

Mr Ali was awarded with the Overall winner prize during the University of Fiji inaugural Teaching and Research Excellence Awards at the Fiji Beach Resort and Spa on Denarau last Friday night.

“It was really a surprise for me, I was taking summer school in Labasa when I was told to attend this function,” Mr Ali said.

“I’m really happy and I didn’t know that this thing was coming on, but hard work pays off and I thank the almighty God for it.”

He said the award has really motivated him to improve in his teaching and learning more as well.

“There is a need to try to take this to remote parts of Fiji through multi mode, internet, also through model we have in university that our teachers teaching in remote rural areas can benefit in our Education Programmes,” he said.

Proud to be born and growing up in the cane belt areas of Talaiya in Ba has been among those are successful today because of hard work in education.

“My expertise is in teacher education and got an aim on Education of top programme and the leader programme at the University of Fiji,” he added.

Mr Ali attended Kamil Muslim College then joined Lautoka teachers College in 1983, graduated the following year and began teaching 1985 for the next 17 years.

He was a lecturer at the Lautoka Teachers College for six years and went on to do his PHD at the University of New England.

In 2011 he joined University of Fiji as a senior lecturer and later was appointed as the head of the department.

Teaching Excellence Awards
Second runner-up: Roselyn Naidu
First runner-up: Sarnesh Deo
Overall winner: Wahab Ali
Research Excellence Awards
Second runner-up:Dr Syed Ghani
First runner-up: Salvin Nand
Winner: Professor ABM Shawkat Ali

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